Portfolio Update | IML Market Volatility Update

I am going to introduce market commentary, both personal and from fund managers and economists, to provide an area for your to access some of the key points we see every day. To open we have this interview with Anton Tagliaferro, Investment Director at IML (Investors Mutual Limited).

Mr Tagliaferro addresses some common questions from investors, and the current market volatility.


A flooded economy?

With the majority of our clients in QLD, there will be few reading this that haven’t already been affected in some way by flooding over the past month. This article will try to piece together some of the expected impact to our financial futures, and offers some avenues for assistance, including links to Government payments that are now available. If you are affected or know someone who is, please share this with them.
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Flipping Orangutans!

There are many people who advertise the ways to make money in the stock market, or buying property, yet strangely the percentage of the population who hit the really high wealth mark doing so, is very small. Who is really making money out of those trading plans and property investments? Over s series of posts I will discuss a few factors and present some opinions on this.

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PIMCO: The Myth of Diversification: Risk Factors vs. Asset Classes

Sourced from PIMCO Australia, 24 Sept 2010. Download PDF

The word “risk” derives from the early Italian risicare, which means “to dare.” In this sense, risk is a choice rather than a fate.
– Peter L. Bernstein

Diversification often disappears when you need it most.

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